Worcester Community Trust recognises the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults and risk. We acknowledge that children, young people and adults at risk can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.

We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. they have the right to be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitations, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child”.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding we will have policies and procedures including:

  • Child Protection
  • Health & Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Safer recruitment, Selection and Retention of Workers and Volunteers
  • Codes of conduct
  • Reporting of Complaints, Concerns or Allegations
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Management of Allegations against Workers and Volunteers
  • Equal Opportunities and Diversity

A full copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available to download here

WCT Safeguarding Policy Final V2

Lead Safeguarding Officer – Ruth Heywood, CEO

Deputy Safeguarding Officer – Sarah Mackay, Director of Development